Thursday, 5 April 2007
Day 84 - 17 Weigh in time again
What a gorgeous day it's been. Went into work early as I was disappearing at lunchtime for a freebie game of golf! Could not have picked a better day for golf. It was a charity golf day up at a course I don't know near Bradford and it was a really lovely course. Quite hilly with fantastic view of the Calder Valley. Played terribly but marginally better than last Wednesday so there's hope for my summer. One of the guys I was playing with nearly didn't recognise me from various golf days last summer. He couldn't get over the difference in me which was pretty flattering.
Anyway, couldn't stay for the meal which was probably a blessing as the dining room looked good and the smells from the kitchen as I left were heavenly! Dashed down the M1 to my weigh in and have lost 3 lbs this week. Not remotely disappointed as I'm now on the downward slope and 3lbs is respectable.
We were talking about where we are on the line of our journey - and conveniently I know exactly where I am - just over halfway! Then we each talked about what it will mean to us to finish out journey and what we would feel if we didn't. Brought out some of our fears about Maintenance and also our fears tht we may regain the weight. The Counsellor kept saying that the best way not to regain it is to keep coming to be weighed and keep track of weight, not let it creep back on. I must say, for the first time I think I agree with her and am going to do just that! Also, I'm going to keep a Maintenance Blog.
My feelings about sucess are just intense - I'm so grateful tht I found this diet and the strength to start it and I'm so positive about the future. I don't think I would be facing the potential move to France with such equanimity without the additional confidence LL has brought. Also I'm hopeful that D and I will be able to start a family once I've lost the wieght. We've left it late and it has never been a good time but I think now may be our time and I hope biology doesn't put a stumbling block in the way. If it does though, I hope we can accept it with good grace. So, big stuff going on on this Maundy Thursday...
So, that's positive plans I've made to help me over the trauma of something that won't be happening for months!! Silly but it makes me feel a bit happier. She also told us to try and get our heads round the GI diet as she has found that the most effective way of maintaining once we're back to food. So will buy a book and absorb that too. Like doing my homework....a proper girly swot me...
Anyway, enough navel gazing - have a Happy Easter all (it can be good without chocolate!) and hope you have good weight losses! Karen - where are you hiding? Come on girl - you can do it!!